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The Complete History and List of Tiger Electronics Handheld Games

The Complete History and List of Tiger Electronics Handheld Games

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History of the Tiger Electronics Ltd

Tiger Electronics was founded in 1978 by Randy Rissman, Gerald Rissman, and Arnold Rissman in Vernon Hills, Illinois. In its’ early days the company mostly made electronic items like phonographs. As the company grew it started branching out into electronic games and toys which is what the company is most known for. Tiger Electronics made their name with their extensive brand of LCD games that people either love or hate. Tiger Electronics had a lot of other successful products though including the 2-XL Robot, Brain Warp, Furby, Giga Pets, Lazer Tag,  Skip It, and the the Talkboy (made popular by the movie Home Alone).

After working with Hasbro for quite a few years, Tiger Electronics was eventually acquired by Hasbro in 1998 and is still a division of Hasbro to this day.

I would like to note that the following lists are as accurate as I could find. As Tiger Electronics released many games over the years I have probably missed some. If you are aware of any games that I am missing feel free to leave a comment and I will add them to the list as quickly as I can.

Tiger Electronics Handheld Games

Tiger Electronics Handheld Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Growing up as a child of the late 1980’s and 1990’s I remember the fad of the Tiger Electronics “video game” handhelds. I had several of them as a child and I loved playing them. As a video gamer who never had an original Game Boy I didn’t have much for options for portable gaming until I got a Game Boy Color so I had to settle for the Tiger handheld games. I didn’t really mind since I really enjoyed the games.

Like most things from your childhood though, Tiger Electronic handheld games are not nearly as enjoyable as you remember them. While I loved the games as a child it is really hard to play them for longer than a couple minutes at a time today. The games are pretty bad. The games get really repetitive and without the instructions it is really hard to even figure out what you are supposed to do in most of the games. You mostly just press buttons hoping to press the right buttons at the right times to “win”. The Angry Video Game Nerd’s look at the Tiger Electronic handheld games does a good job summarizing the many problems with the games (the video does have some strong adult language).

Most of Tiger Electronics’ handheld games utilized a LCD screen and a couple buttons. The games worked by having the different elements of the game printed on the game screen. Your character and the enemies would appear on the screen  when the game lighted up various sections of the screen. This meant that you only had a couple of options of what you could do at any given time. Basically you could move left, up, and right one space and then after a short period of time would return to the starting position. In addition to movement the games usually included a jump or attack button which you could use to attack enemies or avoid them. Most of the games had a couple different levels and the goal was to avoid/destroy enemies to successfully make it to the end of the level. This was easier said than done because you usually had no idea what you are supposed to be doing in the game and the controls are far from responsive. Basically if you got past the second or third level you were pretty good/lucky at the game.

Despite not usually being very good games, Tiger Electronics handheld games were still successful for two main reasons.

The main reason for their success is generally attributed to their price. Tiger’s handheld games were considerably cheaper than the Game Boy. Each game itself was cheaper and since each game was standalone you didn’t have to buy a system like the Game Boy to play the games. This was probably pretty attractive to cash strapped parents that wanted to buy a portable game for their children.

The other main reason for their success was the fact that Tiger was the master of utilizing franchises. Most major movie franchise and quite a few TV shows had their own LCD game. Tiger even got the handheld licenses to many video game brands like Castlevania, Double Dragon, Duke Nukem, Ninja Gaiden, Sonic, Street Fighter, and Virtua Fighter. It’s too bad Tiger didn’t put more work into actually making good games to go with all of the franchises they were able to license.

While Tiger Electronics handheld games weren’t that great, they will still hold a spot in my heart as I can still remember how much I loved them as a child.

List of All Tiger Electronics Handheld Games

This is the most comprehensive list of Tiger Electronics Handheld games that I could assemble from scouring the internet. If you know of any Tiger Electronics handheld games that are missing from this list leave a comment and I will make sure to add it to the list.

This list is particularly long so if you are looking for a specific title you should consider using your web browser’s search function which can be accessed with Ctrl+F on PCs and Command+F on Macs.

100 Acre Wood Electronic Learning Center

101 Dalmatians

2 in 1 Football & Sea Chase

2 In 1 Safari & Darts

2 In 1 Space Invader & Gone Fishin’

3D Baseball

3D Football

3D Galaxx

3D Live Action Tank Attack

7-in-1 Sports Stadium

The A-Team

The Addams Family

After Burner

After Burner Tabletop


All Pro Basketball 1994

All Pro Basketball 1996

Altered Beast

Altered Beast Wristwatch

American Gladiators


Animaniacs Hollywood Hi Jinx

Area 51 with Laser Gun

Asteroid Blaster

Attack From Mars


Baseball 1988

Baseball 1991

Baseball 1997

Baseball All Stars 1990


Batman and Robin

Batman Forever Double Dose of Doom

Batman The Animated Series

Batman Watch

Batman Returns

Batman Returns Watch



Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Wrist Game

Beavis and Butthead

Beepers Fearsome Fighters

Beepers Screamin’ Speedway


Bicycle Black Jack

Bicycle Casino Slots

Bicycle Handheld Poker

Bicycle Scratch Poker

Bicycle Solitaire

Bird Brain: The Electronic Talking, Squawking Memory

Blue Diamonds Slot Machine

Bo Jackson Football and Baseball

Boardz Freestyle Frenzy Electronic Skate Board

Bombs Away



Brain Bash

Brain Shift

Brain Warp

Bruce Lee

Bug! Pocket Arcade

Bugs Bunny

Bullseye Ball

Butt-Ugly Martians

Cabbage Patch Kids Butterfly Chase (Thanks to Kitty in the Comments)

Caesars Palace 5 in 1

Caesars Palace Electronic Blackjack

Caesars Palace Guide to Poker

Caesars Palace Roulette

Caesars Palace Spirit of ’76

Caesars Palace Talking Horse Racing

Caesars Palace Talking Poker

Candy Land Adventure

Captain Planet

Car Racing

Casino Solitaire Game


Castlevania II Simon’s Quest

Castlevania Symphony of the Night

Cat & Mice


Chicken Run

Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers




Copycat Jr

Dale Earnhardt Winner’s Circle

Dale Earnhardt Winner’s Circle Pacesetter Game

Dan Marino’s Quarterback Challenge

Defender Keychain

Deion Sanders Baseball

Deluxe Lights Out

Dennis the Menace


Digimon Yolei and Hawkmon


Dinosaurs TV Show

Dirt Track Go Kart Racing


Double Dragon

Double Dragon 2

Double Dragon 3 The Rosetta Stone

Double Dribble


Dr. Fad


Duck Tales

Duke Nukem 3D

Ecco The Dolphin

Ed Grimley

Family Feud

Family Feud 1997

Family Feud Cartridge 3

Fast Lane Bowling

Fishing Champion

The Flintstones

Football 1987

Football 1991

Fox’s Peter Pan & The Pirates

Franklin the Turtle’s Follow Me



Full House

Fun House



Game Balls Racing

Gargoyles Night Flight


G.I. Joe Star Brigade

Go, Sprout!

Goldberg Smash & Bash Wrestling Game Fear the Spear

Golden Axe

Golden Tee Golf

Goofy Skiing

Goosebumps Haunted Headstone

Half Court Basketball


Harley Davidson

Harry Potter Book of Spells

Harry Potter Fluffy Action Game

Harry Potter Hogwarts Labyrinth

Harry Potter Magic Spell Challenge

Harry Potter Mini Action Games

Harry Potter Quidditch 2000 Edition

Harry Potter Quidditch

Head to Head Football

Head to Head Basketball

Head to Head Talking Baseball

Head to Head Talking Football

Head to Head Talking Tennis

Heavy Barrel


Hi Rev Racer

Hollywood Squares

Home Alone 2

Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Incredible Crash Dummies

Independence Day

Indy 500 Sega Pocket

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget


Jawbreaker Tabletop

Jeff Gordon’s Dupont Pacesetter Games


Jeopardy Deluxe

Jeopardy Cartridge #1

Jeopardy Cartridge #2

Jeopardy Cartridge #3

Jeopardy Cartridge #4

Jeopardy Cartridge #5

Jeopardy Cartridge #6

Jeopardy Deluxe Cartridge #2

Jet Motto

Jet Ski

Jim Henson’s Muppets My First Tiger Coach Kermit

Jim Henson’s Muppets Street Surfin’

John Elway’s Electronic Quarterback

Jordan vs. Bird One on One

Joust Keychain

Judge Dredd

Jumble Electronic Word Game

Jumble Expansion

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park 3 T-Rex Jaw Chomping Action Game

Kaboom! Keychain

Karate King


Keystone Kapers

King Kong

King Kong (1983)

Kings of the Beach

Lamb Chop & Friends

Lastout You Lose

Let’s Make A Deal

Lights Out

Lights Out Cube

Lights Out 2000

Light Wars

The Lion King

Lite 3

The Little Mermaid 1991

The Little Mermaid 1993

The Little Mermaid 1997

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny

Lucky Luke

Madden 95

Madden Football

Magic Johnson Basketball

Major League Home Run Blast

Marble Madness

Mars Attacks!

Match 4 Keychain

MC Hammer

Mega Man 2

Mega Man 3

Mega Monster

Michael Jordan in Flight

Mickey and Friends

Mickey and Friends Wrist Watch Game

Mickey Mouse

Mighty Ducks

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Millipede Keychain

Miner 2049er

Miniature Golf

Monster Maze

Monsters Inc Scream Catcher

Moon Patrol Keychain

Morphatrons Alien

Morphatrons Arachnid

Morphatrons Raptor

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat Mythologies Sub-Zero

Mouse Maze

Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head

Mr. Bullfrog

Ms. Pac-Man

Name That Tune

Name That Tune Cartridge


NFL Football

Nights into Dreams


Ninja Fighter

Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden 2: Dark Sword of Chaos

Ninja Gaiden Watch

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

No Limits Downhill Skiing

Onc Piscou


OutRun F1



Pac-Man Double


Paperboy 2


The Perils of Mickey


Pinball 1992

The Pink Panther



Play Action Football 1994

Play Action Football 1998

Playmaker Deluxe Football


Pokemon Cyclone 2

Pokemon Electronic Battle Arena

Pokemon I Choose You Challenge

Pokemon Poke Ball Electronic Ball

Pokemon Pokedex Organizer

Pokemon Thundershock Pinball

Police Academy

Polly Pocket

Pong Keychain

Power Rangers

Power Rangers 1994

Price is Right 1998

Punch Your Lights Out


Racing 1991



Road Race

Road Rash 3


Robot Fighter

Rocket Pinball

Ronald McDonald Alphabet Fun


Rugrats Hot Potato Game

Rugrats Toy Tag

Scooby Doo


Shaq Attaq Monster Jam

Shifty The Electronic Puzzle


Silver Surfer

The Simpsons 1990

The Simpsons 1999

The Simpsons Wrist LCD Game

The Simpsons Bart vs Homersaurus

Skeet Shoot

Skeleton Warriors


The Smurfs

The Smurfs Double Wide

The Smurfs Tabletop

Snake’s Revenge

Snoopy’s Parachute Catch

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Snow White Counting Diamond Mine


Sonic 3D Blast

Sonic Spinball

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Sonic the Hedgehog Keychain

Sonic the Hedgehog Watch Game

Sonic R

Sonic Underground

Space Fight

Space Harrier

Space Invaders

Space Invaders Mini Electronic Mini Arcade Table Top

Space Jam

Speed Boat

Spell Down


Spider-Man Revenge of the Spider-Slayers

Spider-Man Webslinger

Sports Feel Baseball

Sports Feel Bowling

Sports Feel Fishing Champion

Sports Feel Golf

Sports Feel Jet Ski

Sports Feel Miniature Golf

Sports Feel Pool

Sports Feel Tennis

Sports Feel Virtual Fishing

Star Castle

Star Trek The Next Generation

Star Wars Death Star Escape

Star Wars Destroyer Droid

Star Wars Episode 1 Battle of Naboo

Star Wars Episode 1 Droid Fighter Attack

Star Wars Episode 1 Electronic Galactic Chess

Star Wars Episode 1 Extreme Chain Games Gian Speeder Chase

Star Wars Episode 1 Gungan Sub Escape

Star Wars Episode 1 Jedi Hunt

Star Wars Episode 1 Lightsaber Duel

Star Wars Episode 1 Naboo Escape

Star Wars Episode 1 Naboo Defense

Star Wars Episode 1 Podrace Challenge

Star Wars Episode 1 Underwater Race to Theed

Star Wars Episode 2 Anakin Skywalker’s Lightsaber Duel

Star Wars Galactic Battle

Star Wars Imperial Assault

Star Wars Imperial Droid Armored Assault Tank

Star Wars Infiltrator Pen

Star Wars Millenium Falcon

Star Wars Millenium Falcon Sounds of the Force

Star Wars R2-D2 Ditto Droid Memory

Star Wars Rebel Forces Laser Game


Stock Car Racing

Stone Age Dinosaurs

Stop! Fill-in-the-Blank Word Game

Street Fighter 2

Street Fighter 2 Watch

Streets of Rage


Sub Wars

Submarine Wars

Sugar Ray Leonard: Talking Boxing

Super Arcade Pinball

Super Double Dragon

Super Off Road

Super Password

Super Speedway

Super Sprint

Super Street Fighter 2

Super Street Fighter 2 Tiger Barcodzz

Swamp Thing


Talking Teach Play & Learn

Tank Attack

Taz Mania

Tech Warriors Giga Fighters

Tecmo Bowl Football

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dimension X Assault

Tempest Keychain


The Terminator

Think Tank

Thunder Blade

Tic Tac Total

Tiger Computer Baseball

Tilt Cub A New Evolution in Puzzle Games

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tiny Toon Adventures

Titan A.E.

Toy Story



Trekker Electronic Chess

Tug of Words

Uncle Scrooge

Universal Monsters Dracula

Universal Monsters The Mummy

Universal Monsters The Wolfman


Virtua Cop

Virtua Cop With Laser Gun

Virtua Fighter

Voice Master Electronic Chess Game

VR Troopers: When Worlds Collide

Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull Shootout Hockey

Wayne’s World

WCW Diamond Dallas Page

WCW Goldberg Game

WCW Grudge Match Hollywood Hogan vs Goldberg

WCW Hollywood Hulk Hogan Power Fighter

WCW Nitro Goldberg

WCW Nitro Sting

WCW Nitro The Giant

WCW NWO Thunder

WCW Whiplash

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #1

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #2

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #3

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #4

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #5

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #6

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #7

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #8

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #9

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #10

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #11

Wheel of Fortune Cartridge #12

Wheel of Fortune Deluxe

Wheel of Fortune Deluxe Cartridge #1

Wheel of Fortune Deluxe Cartridge #2

Wheel of Fortune Deluxe Cartridge #3

Wheel of Fortune Jr

Wheel of Fortune Slots

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego

Who Wants to Be A Millionaire

Winnie the Pooh Counting Carrots

Winnie the Pooh Farmer Pooh Smart Sticks

Winnie the Pooh Learning Pond Sight and Sound Alphabet and Numbers

Word Chaos

World Championship Wrestling New World Order Grudge Match

World Games


WWF Superstars

X-Men 1996

X-Men Project X

X-Men Tiger Barcodzz

You Don’t Know Jack

You Don’t Know Jack Movies Expansion


Quiz Wiz

While most of Tiger Electronics games where standalone games, Tiger eventually started to branch off into cartridge based games which started with the Quiz Wiz line of games. The Quiz Wiz was a traditional trivia game that used different cartridges that contained trivia questions centered around specific topics. While I can’t find any information about how successful the Quiz Wiz line of games were, sixty different cartridges were released so the game had to have been somewhat successful. Here is a 1994 advertisement for Quiz Wiz.

Complete List of All Quiz Wiz Games and Cartridges

Quiz Wiz

Cartridge #1 General Knowledge

Cartridge #2 Movie Mania

Cartridge #3 Wacky Words

Cartridge #4 Greatest Sports Legends

Cartridge #5 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Cartridge #6 Famous People

Cartridge #7 Mystery Places

Cartridge #8 All About Science

Cartridge #9 Football Facts

Cartridge #10 Rock and Roll

Cartridge #11 Major League Baseball Players

Cartridge #12 Amazing Video Games

Cartridge #13

Cartridge #14 Computers and Games

Cartridge #15 Berlitz Travel and Language

Cartridge #16 World Records

Cartridge #17 Time Travel

Cartridge #18 TV Trivia

Cartridge #19 Nature and Animals

Cartridge #20 Famous Funnies

Cartridge #21 Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High

Cartridge #22 Dinosaurs